Day of Giving Friday: New Card – Angels from Friendship

Friendship Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design Angels from Friends Stamp and Spellbinders Diecuts - Spellbinders Sweet and Succulent Contour die, Spellbinders Blooming Collection, Spellbinders Pierced Squares, Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two -
Good morning friends!! Happy Friday and yes, another week has zoomed by and it’s Day of Giving Friday with a new card.  Okay, I confess, this week (actually the past couple of weeks) I’ve been hunkered down designing.  I think hard on these things so I’m normally quiet when I’m creating.   On the crafting side, I’ve been diecutting all kinds of flowers to try  with spoons and am delighted at how easy it is.

Friendship Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design Angels from Friends Stamp and Spellbinders Diecuts - Spellbinders Sweet and Succulent Contour die, Spellbinders Blooming Collection, Spellbinders Pierced Squares, Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two -
What Makes the Card
Today I’m sharing a gold and white card and toyed around with a new set of flowers called Spellbinders Sweet and Succulent Contour die.  As with the other spoon flowers, I shaped the petals then curled back the pointed tips using the two smallest sets of petals.   For the insides of the flowers I did something different, I folded the petals in half then shaped with a burnishing tool.  The basics can be seen in my video about Spoon Flowers.

I pulled one of my favorite Quietfire Design stamps with the Angels from Friendship sentiment that so smartly fit within the round frame I was working with.  It is bordered with Spellbinders Blooming Collection and Spellbinders Pierced Squares with a sweet scallop on the bottom using Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two.

About Day of Giving Friday
I have a rather large stash of cards and last year I decided to share them with readers rather than let them sit and age. So, every Friday,  I give away a card to a randomly picked reader who leaves a comment in our conversation about a thought provoking prompt I dream up to discuss – here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11.     For your comment today – We use technology and the internet more and more each day.  You’d not be reading this post if not for the internet.  How has the ease of having the world at your fingertips changed your crafting?

Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – Angels from Friendship
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White – 80 lb smooth, The Fine Touch Metallic Poster Board
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Sweet and Succulent Contour dieSpellbinders Blooming Collection, Spellbinders Pierced Squares, Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two, silk ribbon, Recollection Pearls, Lace, Buttonspost-header-bottomI want to encourage you to pour your hearts into your handmade cards.  They are so worthy of giving and the reward cannot be counted.  I’m grateful that such an endeavor brings us together – a priceless gift.  Thanks for stopping by friends.




  • Carol RossouwMarch 18, 2016 - 11:08 am

    This is another exquisitely elegant card. Love it! Well, for one thing, I wouldn’t be able to see all your beautiful cards from halfway across the world. Also, I get to know about all the wonderful crafting products and tools that make it so rewarding to craft. Just wish the exchange rate was a little more on my side (lol)ReplyCancel

  • jean marmoMarch 18, 2016 - 11:12 am

    Such a gorgeous card. The age of technology has provided me with a world of ideas and inspiration! Also online friendships!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 18, 2016 - 11:12 am

    HI BECCA! Long time no see. My computer crashed, etc.! It’s taken me a bit but, I’m BACK! ;) I’VE MISSED YOU!!! Your card is STUNNING & SO GORGEOUS with all the lacyness & gold & femininity!!!So, HOW has the ease of having the world at my fingertips changed my crafting? I think having the world at my fingertips has changed my crafting in that we find out the latest & greatest in products MUCH QUICKER & have the opportunity to get those products, it seems quicker. You find out what the trends are quicker, & with on-line shopping, you have a larger choice/selection in products! It also has changed in that we can share our art/crafts with a larger amount of people that we never had the opportunity before, & with sharing find answers to our questions on forums. I think the crafting world on-line has probably helped crafter’s to come out & be seen & has probably helped those who have never crafted before to try something new & interesting to them & find that encouragement they needed.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMarch 18, 2016 - 11:18 am

    Gorgeous card, and so elegant! Love the layers and the gold and white combo!
    I get so many of my crafting and cardmaking ideas from the internet… I can get lost in Pinterest and my favorite blogs. Have to be careful to manage my time and try to allow myself a limit of online time spent!ReplyCancel

  • Sue RutzMarch 18, 2016 - 11:22 am

    With technology, I’m able to keep up with trends and see what tools are available. I no longer have to wait until an Expo to see what’s new. I can also ask questions about what I see and share my results and questions and get responses in minutes. Where I used to spend hours trying to develop a theme, what I see online sparks my creativity!ReplyCancel

  • Debra DMarch 18, 2016 - 11:28 am

    Your card is beautiful as always.
    I think technology helps us be more creative as we now have instant access to blogs to see what other crafters are making and what products they are using. We also are able to order products quite a bit faster and there is also lots of inspiration available now in the form of blogs, Pinterest, etc so we can actually view specific products and how they have been used by others and be inspired by that.ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.March 18, 2016 - 11:32 am

    It has opened up a world of sharing ideas and designs. I love being able to browse someone else’s creativity and maybe getting a new idea or a fresh perspective on one. thanks for sharing! I love this card.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyMarch 18, 2016 - 11:33 am

    When I don’t know what to do with a product or I want to see what it looks like the internet is a terrific tool. There is so much on the information highway. Some good, some not so good.ReplyCancel

  • Connie PowellMarch 18, 2016 - 11:36 am

    I have to say this is the prettiest card I have ever seen and I think all your cards are pretty!! Well without the technology I would have never seen this card. So grateful for the Internet and all its capabilities.ReplyCancel

  • Roxanne EllerMarch 18, 2016 - 11:36 am

    I absolutely LOVE your cards. Your work is amazing!!!
    Although some days technology irritates me & I’d rather go back to a phone on the wall–lol. Without internet I wouldn’t have the opportunity to be exposed to the wonderful crafting, tutorials & friends made all over the world. Also the online shopping that keeps me broke!! Lol. Have a Blessed weekend!!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 18, 2016 - 11:39 am

    Beautiful card the blooming collection is one of my favorites! I could go on and on about the Internet. It is a way to keep up with friends and family like never before. Learn about products and techniques, with instructional videos.. I really like that and last but not least, SHOPPING LIKE NVER BEFORE!!

  • RamonaMarch 18, 2016 - 11:44 am

    Beautiful card as always! I love browsing pinterest and YouTube to watch tutorials for ideas. I absolutely love your blog and instagram .ReplyCancel

  • Granny DMarch 18, 2016 - 11:44 am

    Oh that card is just beyond gorgeous!

    In thinking about how technology has helped me in my crafting, well, I can look for inspiration so much easier and faster, I can see literally thousands of cards and ideas in a matter of seconds. Also I can not only find, see but also purchase the supplies I need or want at a fraction of the time it takes to get it in real time/life. For those of us in the disabled community it also allows us to be in constant contact with live bodies for new ideas or just a little bit of love.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BMarch 18, 2016 - 11:44 am

    I love that I have access to so many wonderful talented designers who share their techniques and ideas with us. Becca, I could pick your beautiful creations out without seeing your name on it. They are gorgeous beyond words.ReplyCancel

  • Christine HarropMarch 18, 2016 - 11:45 am

    Hi Becca, super dies on this gorgeous card. Before the benefit of the internet we would be missing your fabulous creations for one. And I wouldn’t have made such wonderful bolg friends either. But oh my goodness! It can also be such a time waster becasue you can get involved in bog hopping or checking through Pinterest and before youknow it you have lost a couple of hours ….. Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • Jan StumpfMarch 18, 2016 - 11:47 am

    Awesome card. The internet has opened up the world of crafting supplies to me. I’m no longer limited to what I can find from local vendors. I live in a very small town that has no craft store so I was limited to what Wal-Mart had. My nearest craft store is over 20 miles away, and no store carries everything.ReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.March 18, 2016 - 11:48 am

    Having the world at my fingertips has enabled me to be more adventurous in my crafting. I have learned so much from all of the wonderful crafters out there — including you. I have tried lots of different techniques that I would never have dreamed of on my own or even thought I would be able to accomplish!ReplyCancel

  • christiMarch 18, 2016 - 11:51 am

    love how you overlapped the dies for this card. it never ceases to amaze me at what you come up with. my crafting has been influenced by the ability to see wonderful products and ideas from around the globe. at first it was just whatever the big box stores wanted us to have now we can see and have so much more and see beautiful designs from all over.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasMarch 18, 2016 - 11:54 am

    As always, love the card. I was fortunate enough to grow up with computers (back to the day when there was just an “A” and a “B” drive (no “C” yet) so it has always been a part of my life. Without the internet I would have to devote all the rooms in my house to books. I LOVE being able to search not just for information but for pictures to use as inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia StevensonMarch 18, 2016 - 12:02 pm

    Becca, first of all, this is, now, my favorite card. I love all of your creations, but this one is my favorite, as it reminds me of my grandmother. I have such fond and loving memories of my childhood because of my grandmother. Thank you!

    As for technology and my crafting, I love it!! After retiring, I was amazed at all of the wonderful artisans out there, in cyberland, creating exquisite and inspirational pieces. Although I still have a love affair with art and craft magazines, I can, also, hop around the internet to find inspiration and feast my eyes upon beautiful art. And, of course, your blog, has become one of my most inspirational treasure-hops. Smiles~

    Joy and blessings,

  • NancyMarch 18, 2016 - 12:06 pm

    The Internet has provided me with a world of inspiration in not only paper crafting but in all of my other crafting endeavors. It is amazing how talented people are and their willingness to share it with others.ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonMarch 18, 2016 - 12:07 pm

    Absolutely stunning! I don’t any other colors are more elegant than gold and white. This is so gorgeous from the beautiful sentiment to the elegant roses. Haven’t been posting comments for sometime because of being overwhelmed in what is going on here at home. Today I’m sick and have time to play and go back and look at the beautiful cards that you have been posting! So many, many gorgeous pieces of art!
    Thanks once again for sharing your talent!

  • Beth JonesMarch 18, 2016 - 12:08 pm

    This is beautiful and elegant, your signature. It ‘s hard to believe the flowers are made from spoons! Like you, I also have to be quiet while designing. Have a very blessed Easter.ReplyCancel

  • Kim HaygoodMarch 18, 2016 - 12:10 pm

    Wow, Becca! How gorgeous is this! I can tell how much God allows you to pour out love into all the cards you make! What a blessing! Thanks for sharing so much beauty and inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothMarch 18, 2016 - 12:21 pm

    Hiya Becca! Absolutely Love Today’s card and it is my favorite, Gold!!!!

    How has technology Well, for one technology has opened so many new avenues of products we never would have even known about. It has made ordering those products way too easy.

    For a 2nd one, it has opened the wonderful world of PINTEREST, Oh, my I get lost in there for hours just looking at the craft ideas alone!

    It has made blogging easier to do (even though it is still very hard work behind the scenes and to0 keep one running) and therefore even more ideas for cards and other crafts.ReplyCancel

  • MildredMarch 18, 2016 - 12:26 pm

    The internet brings inspiration right to me. Not that I am able to duplicate what I see, but I certainly do enjoy looking. Thank you for all you do, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Linda SMarch 18, 2016 - 12:34 pm

    The best thing about our technology we enjoy today is I no longer feel isolated by my disability. I can learn techniques and watch tutorials from the comfort of home at any hour. This has given me more joy than I could ever possibly express. I am eternally grateful to you Becca, for making my world so much bigger and making me feel connected to others. God Bless you!ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtMarch 18, 2016 - 12:35 pm

    I love technology as far as internet is concerned because I wouldn’t be able to see your beautiful cards you create. Also, I love to check out sites to get new ideas. Thank you for another beautiful card, Becca. I have this die cut and love how you put it together. Happy Easter.ReplyCancel

  • Anne MushensMarch 18, 2016 - 12:44 pm

    Sheer elegance! I love the white and gold combination :o)
    Amongst other things, the internet has allowed me to:
    see your beautiful creations;
    watch video tips;
    see new products before they are on general release (from shows);
    compare a plethora of different crafting items without leaving my home;
    compare prices;
    order crafting goodies and have them delivered;
    share and garner tips;
    be a part of a wonderful community!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithMarch 18, 2016 - 12:45 pm

    Such a stunning card. Question: When using this poster board to die cut, does it leave a white edge? If so do you touch up that edge and with what?


  • Janet CastleMarch 18, 2016 - 12:52 pm

    GORGEOUS card Becca!!!!!
    Have to say technology has put shopping at my fingertips thus saving many trips to many stores….however, I DO still shop at store – just not quite as much! I love the ease of being at home and view tutorials and blogs of fellow crafters….non-stop INSPIRATION and the ability to keep in touch easily! All in all, I am VERY happy with the part technology plays in my life.
    Paper Hugs,

  • SusanMarch 18, 2016 - 12:54 pm

    Technology has brought inspiration to my door. The blogs, websites and YouTube tutorials have made learning so much easier. My nearest scrapbook store is over two hours away, making it difficult to take classes. I have learned more because of technology but have lost the companionship of the classroom.
    Your cards are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WMarch 18, 2016 - 12:56 pm

    Hi Becca. Fab cards always. It’s got to be inspiration, education, communication and e commerce. We can even pre order items before they are released sometimes! It also aides price comparison. So there’s a lot of benefits for all I think if used properly. Happy weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Cyndy WMarch 18, 2016 - 12:57 pm

    The internet has allowed me to find and learn about many, many different mediums, techniques, products, etc that I would never even have known existed. Plus it has allowed me to connect with like-minded individuals and helped jump-start my own creative ideas. It quite literally puts the crafting community at your fingertips. Yay!!!ReplyCancel

  • RuthannMarch 18, 2016 - 1:06 pm

    Another beautiful card. I have learned so much from the Internet. Ideas for cards, new products I NEED, videos have made learning so much easier than trial and error and just being inspired to learn and try new things.ReplyCancel

  • linda BoyceMarch 18, 2016 - 1:06 pm

    Hi Becca Super card as always ,l think the internet has helps us all share our craft and its great that l can see what you are doing in the USA without leaving my seat wonderful hugs lindaReplyCancel

  • JudyMarch 18, 2016 - 1:07 pm

    Technology has made me try so many new things I never would have known about, like your lovely cards!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn AlexanderMarch 18, 2016 - 1:08 pm

    Hello Becca, as always this is a lovely card. The age of technology has changed the way I get my inspiration and it is wonderful.
    Take care and have a wonderful day!ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.March 18, 2016 - 1:16 pm

    Oh my goodness your card is so beautiful! I love the gold and white palette. With a change in the sentiment, this would be a stunning wedding or anniversary card! To answer your question, for me technology has changed my crafting in such a way that I have been able to learn and improve my cards so much. You are one of the first bloggers I found when I was trying to improve my craft and I’ve learned so much since.

    Sadly, my brain is not creative on its own, LOL! But when I see a card I love from a blog (like yours:) or Pinterest, Instagram etc. I can use it as inspiration. It’s funny when I think I am going to totally CASE a look 90% of the time I end up with a card that is not totally copied and more my own. How in the world did we get along without our technology?!!! Haha!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy InukaiMarch 18, 2016 - 1:18 pm

    What a gorgeous card! White and gold is always a stunning combination and your flowers are wonderful. The wonders of the internet has opened a whole new world of inspiration for me. I get so many great ideas for cards and see so many things I just HAVE to have. I’ve also made many online friends who are a great source of encouragement.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMarch 18, 2016 - 1:19 pm

    Another gorgeous card here Becca, I just LOVE how you put this one together, and I absolutely love the white and gold look. Just stunning work as always hun.ReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkMarch 18, 2016 - 1:24 pm

    Having the internet allows me to use Design Space for my Cricut Explore.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SMarch 18, 2016 - 1:27 pm

    Wow!That’s an elegant beauty.
    The internet has changed my style of crafting a great deal. I used to make simple cards. A friend introduced me to blogging. Through that I learnt all the craft supplies available out in the world but not available here. I also began joining giveaways & challenges, won several & got new supplies to craft with.ReplyCancel

  • Ilene AtarianMarch 18, 2016 - 1:32 pm

    Beautiful and elegant as ever!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterMarch 18, 2016 - 1:35 pm

    what a beautiful card!! I think I have those same buttons in my stash, lol. having the internet makes it so easy to see new tools and stamps and new ideas for those tools!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettMarch 18, 2016 - 1:38 pm

    Another gorgeous card Becca. I have that Blooming Collection die and what a great use of it by double cutting and layering it!!
    You always have such great ideas. Thank you for sharing your incredible talent!
    The internet allows me to get inspiration for creating a card… sometimes it’s just the use of a die (such as you did today with that die I have,) and then I put my own spin on it.
    Of course, it also allows me to order tons of craft supplies with a few clicks of my mouse (and a PayPal account)… which is my downfall a lot of the time – lol.ReplyCancel

  • BeverlybtMarch 18, 2016 - 1:39 pm

    Perfect as always and a big Thank You for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonMarch 18, 2016 - 1:40 pm

    Lovely card. The internet has allowed to have access to many cardmaking techniques.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMarch 18, 2016 - 1:46 pm

    Another masterpiece!
    Well Becca, it is all your fault! If it weren’t for the internet I never would have become familiar with Amazing Paper Grace and your intricate and lovely dies and of course your blog. It is going on 4 years I guess since I found you and can say that I have and will continue to enjoy each of your blogs. So blessed!
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • QuietfireMarch 18, 2016 - 1:55 pm

    I could look at this all day long! So, so lovely!ReplyCancel

  • DottieMarch 18, 2016 - 2:00 pm

    Gorgeous gorgeous creation. I was so glad to hear you share that you ponder over these cards intensely & quietly to come up with one. It’s just like watching a dancer that makes dancing look so simple, like you could just as easily get out there and do it. Well as I try to put layers together for a card it takes lots of trial and error, lots of concentration to even remember what supplies I have! So thanks for sharing the behind the scenes camera! That’s encouraging too. ?ReplyCancel

  • loisMarch 18, 2016 - 2:04 pm

    This is again another very beautiful card. We need new adjectives to describe your work. The internet opened a whole new world, not only in cards but other crafts which I can incorporate into cards. I don’t think I would have continued in cards if I would have had to go to classes or buy books to learn new techniques. You and your colleagues have opened a whole new world. Thank you for that.ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingMarch 18, 2016 - 2:20 pm

    Gorgeous card today, Ms. Becca! Love how it all goes together!

    Technology and crafting – certainly many more places to gather inspiration – and supplies! More toys for sure…but…

    there is nothing quite like my own inky fingers…and not always using a MISTI and the uniqueness of something not being perfectly perfect when handmade. That very personal touch of not looking mass produced, even though I may make 12 – 18 cards at a time. Ok, that IS mass produced, for me!!! A little tiny tilt in the stamping of a sentiment, or a little tiny bit off in the matting. Dang, there is a small smudge of ink if you look hard enough to find it or a stamp that didn’t quite fill in perfectly – some coloring that isn’t quite within the lines…

    There are things that technology helps – and I love those things. Dies and die cutting – YAY! God bless whoever figured that out!!! And imperfection in handcrafting – also a YAY for me as well…it’s part of what makes it “right” for me. Just my .02 cents worth…unadjusted for inflation of course.ReplyCancel

  • Aiveen JudgeMarch 18, 2016 - 2:21 pm

    Hi, I just love this card as it uses one of the dies I own. The internet bought me my flights to Birmingham, England yesterday for a huge craft fair where I got some lovely dies all at half price. Happy days.ReplyCancel

  • KathyMarch 18, 2016 - 2:28 pm

    Lovely card, true how we all use the internet, I’ve come a long way since my first com pack computer…have a great weekend, I’m in the same boat you were in awhile back with your brother, my daddy is on his last days, soon he’ll be in the hands of Jesus …ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMarch 18, 2016 - 2:30 pm

    Love the card. The Internet inspired me to do card making, love pintrest so many great ideas to keep me crafting . Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineMarch 18, 2016 - 2:46 pm

    My old Lappy serves me well Becca , i am not too good with WWW. but as long i can get on the blogs and see all the beautiful work like yours i am happy. Gorgeous card again Becca .
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • MelissaMarch 18, 2016 - 2:49 pm

    Technology has given me access to so many patterns and techniques. Overwhelming at times!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMarch 18, 2016 - 2:50 pm

    Good morning Becca, your card is simply amazing!!! How I find the internet???
    1. They say it’s a good thing. Really I spend more time shouting at the screen because it never works for me!!!
    2. Everyone else goes right round the world and back again in a nano second. It takes me hours to do anything!!!
    3.Sorry for the rant. If not for the web I wouldn’t have found you and all the people that comment they feel like friends!!!
    Hope everyone has a fabulous week!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieMarch 18, 2016 - 3:09 pm

    Absolutely stunning card, Becca. I’ve just returned home after being away for three weeks with little or no internet. That’s when you appreciate how much we’ve got so used to it being there! It’s so much easier to see what’s available and can be done without leaving home, as well as following blogs such as yours. The inspiration you give is immeasurable. Best wishes
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • Dayle SMarch 18, 2016 - 3:31 pm

    Once again, Becca, you’ve created another breathtaking card! Love it! The internet has made it much easier for me to find loads of crafting inspiration, and waaaaayyy too easy ways to spend the money to make them, lol! But really, I can find so many places for the perfect fonts, patterns, cutting designs, layout sketches, etc. that I would NEVER have access to otherwise. I also have access to so many videos that teach me new techniques that I would never be able to experience first hand. It is truly mind-boggling.ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryMarch 18, 2016 - 3:46 pm

    Becca your card is just lovely and I do like your spoon flowers, the internet has opened up a whole new world and I am a member of a few craft sites and I can say that I have actually met quite a few people and had them to stay and have life time friends, who otherwise I would never have known. I thank the internet for this.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellMarch 18, 2016 - 4:11 pm

    Love this card, so gorgeous!! I have been able to learn so many new ways to make cards and other crafts and to buy the items needed to make them as well. It has opened up my world of crafty goodness!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim BanasMarch 18, 2016 - 4:40 pm

    Pinterest for inspiration…ReplyCancel

  • DixieMarch 18, 2016 - 5:13 pm

    Beautiful card as usual. I love the flowers, the bow, the use of just gold & white. So striking.
    Having the information I can find on the Internet is a 2 edged sword as far as I am concerned. I can find so many beautiful ideas but I also see the beautiful & intricate things made & know I can’t do as well. It’s very frustrating to try & not measure up.
    There is one line of paper I have always loved but their design team members make such difficult projects for the blog that I rarely check them out anymore. It’s too depressing to know that I’d never be able to do that.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYMarch 18, 2016 - 5:52 pm

    Truly a beautiful elegant card. I marvel at the convenience and speed of information that computers/technology has provided us. Everything needed is at the tip of our finger tips. Who could have ever imagined this even 50 years ago. Living on an island offers a lot of beauty but not the availability and lower prices that are offered in the other states. The internet has become my shopping center for everything from craft supplies to toilet paper. I am kept at the fore front with the newest craft supplies released, latest trends/designs, ideas and news from the various blogs and craft sales. The internet has broaden my craft interests and wallet.ReplyCancel

  • TammieMarch 18, 2016 - 5:57 pm

    Pinterest! Need I say more??ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMarch 18, 2016 - 6:07 pm

    Hello Becca,
    This is a simply beautiful card, again!!
    The age of technology has enabled me to make friends with, and to meet up with, like minded women who live many miles away, and whom I would otherwise have never have met.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Betty McAlisterMarch 18, 2016 - 6:25 pm

    Hi Becca. Your card is just so beautiful. The Internet has brought crafting to another level. We are able to see and read blogs such as yours, purchase the stamps, papers and dies necessary to make those beautiful cards or just look st the inspiration and dream, thank you. Betty McAlister XReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMarch 18, 2016 - 6:25 pm

    Happy Friday, Becca,
    Lovely, lovely card! For a long time I was completely oblivious to all the resources available to me but I started doing some research on different ways to make pockets & sleeves in cards to hold small notes (enabling lots of people to “sign” a card at the same time). That opened a wonderful door of ideas and tutorials (primarily on YouTube & Pinterest). I’m hooked on cards with “fancy folds”. I am so grateful for the generosity of people (like you!) in sharing and hope to return the favor some day.
    Blessings to you as you design and create – how exciting!
    Love, SandyReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerMarch 18, 2016 - 6:35 pm

    Once upon a time, I didn’t really know what a blog was. I’d heard the term, but…….
    In the process of searching for scrapbook ideas online, I stumbled upon a card-making blog. It eventually led me to APG which I bookmarked and visited, just to browse. Eventually, I decided I would try card making. Then, I chose to buy “just a few very select stamps” so I could make cards. Today, card making is done more frequently than scrapbooking, and I have quite a stash. Card making was something I learned primarily from visiting blogs, watching video tutorials, and browsing galleries. In this way,the world of technology has added to my pleasures.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaMarch 18, 2016 - 7:00 pm

    What a beautiful card, Becca I just love the colors!! And of course I love the elegance and lace, as always!!
    As far as how the internet has changed my crafting, let me count the ways!! I think the most notable has been the inspiration available from all of the generous paper artists sharing their work online. Also, the online shopping for supplies I cannot obtain locally! Yikes!!!ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DiffeyMarch 18, 2016 - 7:25 pm

    What a beautiful card Becca – love the white and gold!!
    Technology has enabled me to become a far better stamper/crafter than I ever was with all the online tutorials available – and also yummy stamp and die companies, and embroidery supplycompanies that I never see marketed here in New Zealand.

  • RayaMarch 18, 2016 - 7:30 pm

    Another beautiful card Becca! I wake up every morning and check your blog! I love the Internet as it inspires me with so many wonderful ideas!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQMarch 18, 2016 - 7:31 pm

    Your card today is so elegant! Lots of layers and lovely flowers. I’m still waiting to try your spoon flowers. Love how you tied the gold into the center of the flowers to co-ordinate with the gold from the other parts of the card. You have such a good eye for design. Now to your question: technology has enhanced my knownledge of cardmaking by finding the “how to” at my fingertips; I can visit others all over the world to share ideas; finding and purchasing tools and supplies is so easy and appreciated because there is very limited supplies in my town. I certainly would not have found you and your “Amazing Paper Grace” without my computer. I feel blessed!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonMarch 18, 2016 - 8:07 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Another beautiful card,Without the internet I would not be able to see all your lovely cards and videos to learn to do new crafts, also get new ideas on things on Pinterest and new products.ReplyCancel

  • Susie NicholsMarch 18, 2016 - 8:37 pm

    I am on the fence about how the new tech has changed my life, crafting or otherwise. I LOVE that I can easily find new techniques (or old ones that are new to me). The inspiration that is available with the touch of a few buttons is mind blowing. So, I would say that my crafting “repertoire” has certainly grown thanks to the internet. On the other hand, my bank account has shrunk! Shopping for all those little goodies is also waaay too easy!

    Speaking of shopping, could you tell me your source for the boxes that you mail your cards in? Thanks for sharing another gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • Diana DMarch 18, 2016 - 8:52 pm

    Hi Becca. Beautiful card. I love seeing your lovely work.
    The internet gives me the ideas to create cards. Thankfully, I am able to get supplies via the internet as the area I live in has only big box stores. Sadly, all scrap shops have closed. The internet connects me with other like minded people and I can ‘visit’ at 2 or 3 in the morning if I wish :)
    Have a wonderful weekend Becca. Hugs, DianaReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettMarch 18, 2016 - 9:21 pm

    Another beautiful card! I always look forward to Friday just to see what you have made to share with all of us. I am never disappointed! If it weren’t for modern technology, I would have some money in the bank, lol! I would be limited to what Michael’s, JoAnne, and Hobby Lobby carries, and no idea how to use what they have. My inspiration so often comes from your cards and the internet. I have just retired and now have more time to troll the internet for ideas and always come here first. Have a blessed day.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonMarch 18, 2016 - 9:22 pm

    Hi Becca. Gorgeous card today, love it. The white and gold are stunning :-) Love the Internet for the beautiful inspiration and the ease of buying supplies I can’t get near home! :-)
    Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • MichelleMarch 18, 2016 - 9:54 pm

    The internet has added a great deal to my card making. I would of never been able to see so many designs or new dies. Living in a rural area where there is little new dies or ideas did put a hamper on what I could do. You,Becca, have been an inspiration to me and I love going on the net to see what you and others have designed. I love the utube so I can take mini classes on how to do different things and techniques. God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Van DyneMarch 18, 2016 - 9:54 pm

    Every time I think you can’t make a more beautiful card, you prove me wrong. The beautiful gold next to the pristine white along with the delicacy of the die cuts makes this card a masterpiece to look at.ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteMarch 18, 2016 - 10:36 pm

    This card is very special; it’s so beautiful. I love the flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownMarch 18, 2016 - 10:48 pm

    What a lovely card and touching sentiment!
    Oh so easy to answer your question today the Internet has made my crafting so much easier by being able to order supplies on line. I live in a rural area of central WA and the closest craft store is over an hour away and they have limited supplies. It is also dangerous to have the Internet as it is so so easy to hit enter and have Sooo many craft supplies, every girls dream!
    Becca thank you for your wonderful blog and thought provoking questions!
    Happy weekend?ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CMarch 18, 2016 - 10:55 pm

    Fabulous to the max! Yowza! Another stunner! Tech gives me 95% off my card ideas and oodles of user cool eye candy such as your beautiful creations! .ReplyCancel

  • SueMarch 18, 2016 - 11:11 pm

    Wow, Becca! Your card is over-the-top gorgeous! The flowers are lovely too.
    Technology and the internet has made crafting so much more accessible, no matter where you live. We are shown how to create something and where to purchase the supplies and tools. It has helped me immensely to keep up with the trends and to inspire.ReplyCancel

  • KathleenRMarch 18, 2016 - 11:13 pm

    The internet is how I got into making my own cards as well as where I order my supplies

    God Bless,

  • DevyMarch 18, 2016 - 11:16 pm

    Websites have really made me a better crafter! I love getting inspiration from other great crafters!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy dalyMarch 19, 2016 - 2:03 am

    Morning Becca, a gorgeous card and bought another set of measuring spoons last week to keep in my craft room to make your gorgeous flowers. I have purchased a scan n cut and go onto scanNcut canvas and do loads of things which
    I didn’t think would be possible and am quite proud of myself as I’m 71 now and not great with technology but it has changed my crafting.
    Nancyd xxReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMarch 19, 2016 - 3:39 am

    Your card is exquisite! The colors are beautiful together, your flowers fabulous and the sentiment is amazing. Always inspired by your creativity!

    I have connected to so many new people because of the internet, particularly craft friends who have shared so much inspiration. I doubt I would have found Amazing Paper Grace and Becca Freeken if not for the internet. I’m thankful!ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostMarch 19, 2016 - 4:38 am

    Wow!!!! Your talent is such a gift to the crafting world. God has surely blessed you with so much, and you pay it forward. Thanks for being the generous person that you are. I’ve learned many things from you that I treasure. The worldwide web is a great tool. I’ve learned new and amazing things craftwise and otherwise. Almost anything that I want to learn about or how to do I can find there. I can chat, shop, find new recipes, look at beautiful things, and find all sorts of how-to instructions and even see them demonstrated. When used correctly the internet is quite the useful tool. Your card is beautiful, elegant, and inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa DoyleMarch 19, 2016 - 4:53 am

    Your card is stunning Becca.
    The internet has changed my crafting by expanding my world for ideas as well as being able to see new products offered I would not have known about otherwise.ReplyCancel

  • janet GOSHORNMarch 19, 2016 - 4:55 am

    Technology has given me the power to see all the newest goodies on the marketReplyCancel

  • PAM TASMarch 19, 2016 - 5:15 am

    Hi Becca the Internet has made a huge difference in my life it
    has made it much easier to keep in touch with the outside world!

    To keep up with what other people craft and their supplies etc .
    I have the net to thank for finding your blog and you !!!

    The ladies in your blog community are so friendly and help
    each other ! and give helpful advice and encouragement to all
    Today’s card is heavenly thank you for sharing with us all Hugs PamXXXReplyCancel

  • Margaret McGettiganMarch 19, 2016 - 5:36 am

    Beautiful card as always.
    How technology has changed my crafting. I have met lots of new friends. I have tuition at my finger tips at any time. Your spoon idea is fantastic, it has changed the way I make flowers. I get fantastic inspiration from all the blogs, Pinterest and you tube posts I follow and I also have great places to shop for beautiful ‘stuff’ for crafting.ReplyCancel

  • Iris HarborneMarch 19, 2016 - 5:45 am

    Missed looking in yesterday due to travel but good to see this lovely card this morning. Love the sentiment. On this. Did me good to read it. The card. It’s beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaMarch 19, 2016 - 7:01 am

    Wow…gorgeous card Becca!!! With technology, I have learned so many wonderful techniques and the inspiration is priceless!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JMarch 19, 2016 - 8:34 am

    Hello Becca,

    My apologies for not viewing or commenting on your blog for a while but I have not been well so have not blogged myself for 10 days. I have, however, taken the opportunity to look over your stunning posts that I have missed, they truly are stunning each and every one of them.

    I do hope this finds you well and I look forward to future posts.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Cathy HomanMarch 19, 2016 - 8:48 am

    I get inspiration from all the wonderful card makers that share their talent. Your cards are amazing. I check you Blog everyday to see what magic you come up with. Thank you for sharing your talent!ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaMarch 19, 2016 - 1:56 pm

    IF it were not for the internet I would never have found your sight and all the inspiration that you give me. You are the reason that I continue to make cards, yours are all so lovely and elegant in a simple way love all of themReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMarch 19, 2016 - 3:15 pm

    Hi Becca, This card is beautifully elegant, and the lace adds a gorgeous touch.
    To be honest, without the internet my crafting would be ‘non existent’ I rely on the internet for my inspiration and tips and techniques, without it I would be ‘rubbish’ and wouldn’t know how to do anything haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • ** Lisa **March 19, 2016 - 3:29 pm

    oh my goodness, this card is STUNNING!! simply beautiful.

    without the internet, I’ll be honest, my cards/scrapbook pages wouldn’t look like they do, as I take inspiration from so many websites and use it on my own crafting projectsReplyCancel

  • RuthMarch 20, 2016 - 4:36 pm

    Beautiful Becca!
    Thanks also for link to spoon flowers tutorial which I have just watched…great !
    Take care and God Bless you this Easter,

  • diane forgioneMarch 21, 2016 - 2:02 am

    The internet has changed how often I craft. With SO MUCH to see on line, I find myself looking instead of doing. I file all the great ideas I find, but it seems like as determined as I am to try a project, I am more determined to find even more ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapMarch 21, 2016 - 9:56 pm

    Hi Becca,
    This is a stunning card! I love what you did with the flower & lace!
    Just found all your new dies have been released, finally the wait is over! Very excited……………I am going online shopping!!!
    Hugs xReplyCancel

  • margie vossMarch 22, 2016 - 7:23 am

    what a true statement…. Love your cardReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockMarch 22, 2016 - 12:49 pm

    what a Beautiful card. i get my inspiration from you on how to layer the dies. thanks
    I love love the Internet and Facebook its the best because I can reconnect with my school Friends and make more friends and I think If my Husband hadn’t set me up on Facebook I would not been crafting like I am. so thanks Brian and all my crafty Friends.ReplyCancel

  • Margie MaloneMarch 27, 2016 - 10:17 am

    I do some genealogy, and would be lost without the internet. There is Family Search run by the Mormon church, and Ancestry which is a paid site. There are several other paid sites, but without them I would have to travel to where my ancestor was and try to locate a record of birth, death, marriage, a will. etc. I can work on my computer in my pajamas and locate many of the records. I use it in many other ways with social media (Facebook) keeping up with birthdays and my granddaughter posts pictures on Instamatic of my great grandson, so I can keep up with him.(He will be 2 in April and I’ll be able to see some of the party on Facebook and Instagram.
    I so admire your work and would cherish having a card you make.ReplyCancel